Kracie Popin’ Cookin’ is hugely popular among candy fanatics because it’s a series of Japanese Do-It-Yourself candy making kits. This kit is done by simply mixing their specially packed candy powder with water. I’ve been fascinated with these babies for quite a few years now ever since I discovered the world of Konapun except that Kracie’s version are edible!
This is the BENTO KIT which I purchased from Agent Dolly. Does that not look adorbs!? The packaging looks fun and colorful enough to make me rip up the box and excitedly go crazy with the contents. Don’t do this though because the instructions are at the back which are written in Japanese (not sure if it’s in Hiragana or Katakana so don’t ask me that ✌️). Good thing the minuscule photos are understandable.
I also learned this product contains soybeans, egg, milk, squid. To those allergic, just don’t eat it.
Upon opening you can see that the kit was wrapped in a foiled package which had instructions and the packaging for your candy bento. So do not throw it away just yet and be careful not to tear it up recklessly. The package contained a plastic tray for molding and measuring the water, a tiny spoon which you used to mix, a plastic bag for piping your spaghetti and the seven powder packets for making the candy food.
Before you start opening your packets, do not forget to wash your hands first! This isn’t just a toy since you may or may not be eating this afterwards. First thing is to cut out the corner that says where to cut out because this will serve as your water measurement cup!
You can then start by adding in the powder to the molds. Do this really carefully since we don’t want a powdery mess of colored candy now do we? Start with the broccoli powder mix, do the egg roll next, then the octopus sausage. Make sure that the water touches all corners of the mold.
Do the rice balls next. This one has a different viscosity compared to the others because its fluffier and you have to form it into shapes! Mix well because we don’t want this to turn out lumpy.
Open up the sesame powder and press the rice ball powder down there. Don’t be afraid to press thoroughly.
Do the fried chicken mix next! It looks like the real thing once you form them. Ain’t it cute? Also do clean in between mixes so that the mold won’t have any extra residue from the previous mix.
Here’s another tip for the spaghetti mix. Make sure you cut out the tip of plastic bag based on the instructions because it won’t look like spaghetti if you cut the tip bigger than actually needed.
I’ll be uploading the video tutorial soon and taste test! Here’s the English version of their instruction manual to which you can view here.
What I think about it:
I had fun doing the whole thing! The candies themselves smell really nice and it tastes alright. But face it, one does not make this purchase for the flavor but rather the fun factor. It was slightly messy so you had to be really careful not to get it mixed up with the others. Also, the black powder which was used for the onigiri didn’t last long and immediately melted when it came in contact with the “riceball” candy. It turned into a gloopy mess :/ and the ears didn’t stick to the face at all. Oh well, atleast I didn’t mess most of it up! This product is definitely fun for parties, sleepovers and as gifts to friends who are simply into cute edible things such as myself.